1980 - 2023
Bryan Walters, a Logistics Management Specialist and long-time resident of
Syracuse, UT, died unexpectedly on June 3, 2023 at the age of 43 while at his
home in Syracuse.
Bryan is survived by his wife, Marisela Walters; his children, River Walters
and Zoey Harris; his parents, Curt and Debra Preston, Phillip and Luanne
Walters; brother Jason Walters and sister Megan Tota. He is predeceased by
his grandparents, Joe and Janet Farmer, grandmother Frances Perkins and
grandfather Huey Walters.
Bryan was born at Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington on April 3,
1980 to Phillip Walters and Debra Preston. He graduated from Las Plumas
High School, CA in 1998. After graduation and wanting to honor his beloved
“Pa Joe”, Bryan volunteered at the local fire department and ultimately, like his
grandfather, enlisting in the United States Air Force. After boot camp and
follow on technical training, Bryan was assigned to Mountain Home Air Force
Base, Idaho. From there he would be assigned to duty stations in South Korea
and finely Hill Air Force Base, Utah. His military occupational specialty would
see him deployed all around the world. He completed his military career in
2016. Bryan began his Civil Service career that same year, being assigned to
the 414 th Supply Chain Maintenance Squadron (ICBM), Hill AFB, Utah. Along
the way, Bryan’s Son River was born and soon thereafter, he met the love of
his life Mari who presented him with his daughter, Zoey.
Bryan was a devoted husband and father, a beloved son and nephew,
cherished brother, always putting the needs of his immediate as well as
extended family first. He was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. He was an
aspiring guitarist and drummer always wanting to pass along his love of music
to his children. Bryan had a sharp wit, often quoting funny lines from favorite
movies. A born mentor, Bryan took under his wing many younger airmen and
junior coworkers in an effort to enhance their lives and careers.
Bryan was beloved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed by his
many friends and loving family.
A Celebration of Life and the rendering of Military Honors will be announced in
the coming weeks.